Archives for Heart Health

Another Reason to Get Off the Couch

by MPK January 10th, 2011 | Diseases, Heart Health
You already know that sitting on the couch and watching television for hours is not good for your health.  Chances are if you watch many hours of programming, you are overweight, not exercising enough, and possibly have high cholesterol.  Studies also have shown that young children who watch excessive amounts of television tend to be more likely to have Attention Deficit Disorder.  If this knowledge isn't enough, there is another study that illustrates the ill effects of television.

The Scottish Health Study, released in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reports on the dangers of watching television. 
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Fatty Foods Fallacies

by TJ Davis April 30th, 2010 | Diet, Heart Health
With the perpetual quest for quick-fix weight loss, consumers are sometimes led to believe that a broadly generalized “fact” is gospel. It happened with carbohydrates. Research that indicated certain carbohydrates actually could be harmful to the body was translated by some as ALL carbs are bad. The nutritional deficiencies created by the low-carb/no-carb craze that ensued put many dieters’ health at greater risk than their weight had.

Similarly, it seems that fat in foods also received a bum rap. The body actually needs a certain amount of fat to properly maintain healthy skin and body cell production. The trick
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The Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet

by Gumer Liston February 3rd, 2010 | Diet, Heart Health
If through the years you have tried different kinds of diets, you know that almost all of those diets center on lowering carbohydrate intake. There is a reason why in most diets the daily carbohydrate intake is lessened significantly. Carbohydrates are used by the body for energy. When the intake of carbohydrates is less than what is necessary, the body is forced to break down fat to use as energy. Of course, when fat is broken down and used for energy, you lose weight. This is a condition known as ketosis. But weight loss is not the only
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Sitting Too Much Is Dangerous

by Gumer Liston January 25th, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research, Heart Health
If your work involves sitting the whole day in front of the computer, then you need to know that there is a warning from health experts about sitting too much: it is dangerous to your health. What is alarming is that even if you exercise regularly, the effects of sitting too much everyday can still be very bad for your health. The exercise you do in the morning before you go to work will not help in lessening the bad effects of sitting too much the whole day.

We all know that people who spend most of their days sitting
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Make Love More Often and Live Longer

by Gumer Liston January 12th, 2010 | Health Research, Heart Health, Men's Health, Women's Health
If you enjoy sex (I know that there is a big chance that you do), you'll surely enjoy engaging in it more often after you read the soon-to-be-published article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The article, which surveys decades of studies on health and sex, spells out the health benefits one can gain from having sex more often. Dr. Irwin Goldstein, the editor-in-chief of the journal says that the article will make you see how important sexual activity is. He also said that "human beings were really meant to do it." In the article researcher Stuart Brody states that
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